Rachel Keown Burke

Rachel Keown Burke

Rachel Keown Burke is a Playwright, Screenwriter. and Director. She attended the North Carolina School of the Arts School of Filmmaking, and after graduating in 2008, moved to Los Angeles where she worked as a camera assistant, briefly as a writer's assistant, and various odd jobs in order to keep herself alive in California. In 2019, she attended The Mitten Lab Playwriting Residency, where and workshopped...
Rachel Keown Burke is a Playwright, Screenwriter. and Director. She attended the North Carolina School of the Arts School of Filmmaking, and after graduating in 2008, moved to Los Angeles where she worked as a camera assistant, briefly as a writer's assistant, and various odd jobs in order to keep herself alive in California. In 2019, she attended The Mitten Lab Playwriting Residency, where and workshopped Lois Bipolar and the Esoteric Scotch Tapes with producer Rachel Sussman and director Katherine Carter. Rachel is a Resident Artist at the Purple Rose Theatre Company in Chelsea, MI, where she also resides with her husband and daughter.

Plays

  • DAMNING WITH FAINT PRAISE
    Over the course of a rehearsal, two musicians discuss Tom Waits, the circular nature of insanity, and the sexual excitement spurred by watching someone knead concha dough.
  • DUTCH BABY
    A rejected, spontaneous MIT dissertation based on Ian Malcolm's chaos theory titled "Velociraptors Opening Doors of Opportunity," the absurd nature of turkeys and their labial-shaped beak danglers, word-battles up-to-and-including hexakosioihexakontahexaphobia (fear of the number 666); very little is off limits between two former roommates as they reconnect over a shared breakfast via Zoom.
  • BOOK'D
    Three women get together for a virtual wine-and-cheese-and-book-discussion between the hours of 1-2pm. The time is 1:45... gravity has become an issue.